Hotel Nikko New Century Beijing
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After a wonderfully long flight, I've arrived safely in Beijing! What an amazing city...ancient Chinese architecture of royal families intermingled with the most modern skyscrapers...welcome to China. Such a history here through the hundreds of years of dynasties, and such a future as China positions itself in our globalized society and economy. So …
Heathrow was pretty painless but BA seem to be on another of their mad cost cutting regimes. Their latest is measuring carry on bags. I was carrying a backpack but was some how exluded. A good 10 hour flight to Beijing and then we met up with our fellow tour members. Not a bad bunch but it's early days. Staying at the Nikko New Century Hotel. Not a …
So Ista and I were gabbing, when suddenly we felt rain drops and started yelling for the boys to come back (I sounded like a dying horse so I was pretty useless). No, we’re not being sissies – there is a cool toboggan-like slide thing ...
... have dessert at Joy City. We ended up at a restaurant called Jiaedian. We had the following: Domon small balls, Yang Zhi dew (both fruity), and Jiao point taro round 3 (a Taiwan specialty). Yeah, I don't know either. Shrug. It all tasted good though.
It was nice to get out of the dorm. It really lifted my spirits. She also told me that she has a friend that is interested in getting private lessons from me. So that also is good news!
An early morning get up, have breakfast then zoom to Mutianyu Great Wall. It is a section of The Great Wall. The largest cemetery in the world if legend is proven true.
A legend story is about a woman waiting for her husband to come home from working on the Great Wall. A husband didn't come home for a length period of time, the wife was still waiting for him. Wife decided to leave home to search for ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
The hotel was better than I was expecting having enough facilities within the complex to cater for pretty much any Westernised visitors requirements.
The rooms were clean and spacious even the budget ones. The wifi was only available within the lobby but there were data access points in the rooms and they supplied a connecting cable for a laptop so no complaints there.
Drinking water was supplied and replenished daily.
The main restaurant was pleasant and bright and service was good, there were several other restaurants but we only tried one which served traditional Chinese food and was excellent.
On the whole would recommend this hotel to anyone vistiong Beijing.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.